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Hagit Yakira (UK/IL)

Hagit Yakira is a choreographer, performer and a dance teacher based in London. She graduated from the Music and Dance Academy in Jerusalem, Israel and did her MA in European Theatre Dance at Trinity-Laban, London. She is also a qualified Dance Movement Therapist, and currently working on her PhD in Choreography at Trinity-Laban, researching the notion of choreographing autobiographies while looking at feminist theories and the notion of Affect. She studied and danced in Paris, New York and Berlin and participated in workshops with leading choreographers around the world (to name only a few, Ohad Naharin, Yasmeen Godder, Milli Bitterli, Nigel Charnock, Rosalind Crisp, Rosemary Butcher).

Hagit is teaching improvisation, movement research and technique classes alongside working as a choreographer at Trinity-Laban, The Place, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the UK, Stavanger University, Norway, Bikurei Haetim Tel Aviv. She has been leading workshops internationally, and she is invited to introduce her research into movement and choreography around the UK, Scandinavia, Europe and Israel.

After years of performing and teaching, Hagit has been developing her own choreographic work and formed her dance company Hagit Yakira dance, which is based in London. So far she has created several works, two of which were awarded: first prize for Oh Baby in the Kajaani Choreography Competition, Finland, and second prize for Somewhere between a self and an other in the Burgos New York Choreography Competition (New Dance Trend Category), Spain.

Hagit's choreographic work is supported by the Arts Council England, and commissioned by Trinity-Laban London, Greenwich Dance London, Independent Dance London, Yorkshire Dance Leeds, Dance4 Nottingham, and Stavanger University, Norway. She is touring nationally, presenting her work in numerous festivals and dance platforms worldwide and is now often commissioned to choreograph for different dance companies all around the world.

Last update biography: 22.04.2016


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